Queen Mary 2, Victoria and Elizabeth simulator tests

Queen Mary 2, Victoria and Elizabeth simulator tests

May the 24th and 25th 2015 are dates that many and British people have had on their calendars for a while now, as this is when all three Cunard ships will visit the Mersey shipping port in Liverpool, UK. This is a huge task for Cunard and the organisers, and so preparations are well under way, although the city’s Pilot Service are making use of a ship simulator in order to prepare for the Queen Mary 2, Victoria and Elizabeth.

Having all three Queen’s in the port at the same time is going to be a busy time for the Pilot Service, and because it is hard enough maneuvering the one ship, having all three liners at one needs to go right, and so practicing on a simulator is the only way in which they can prepare.

These simulator tests consists of carefully choreographed ship movements at the Liverpool Pilot Service headquarters, at Woodside, Birkenhead. It’s not easy, especially as the Queen Mary 2 is 150,000 gross tons, although she is said to be far more maneuverable than some of the older, smaller ships.

Organisers expect around a million people to visit Liverpool to get a glimpse of all three Queens, which is said to be the spiritual home for Cunard. Do you plan to visit the port to see all three Cunard liners next May?

Thanks to Liverpool Echo.

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